Speaker Directory

The BC Council of Garden Clubs has compiled a list of speakers who are willing to speak to garden clubs and organizations on various garden related topics.

While this list is fairly comprehensive, it does not contain all the names of knowledgeable speakers in BC. If you would like to suggest a name for this list or if you wish to have your name added to this list, please email .

Please note the following:

  • The BC Council of Garden Clubs does not accept any responsibility for the quality or the content of any presentation by these individuals.
  • It is the responsibility of the gardening organization to negotiate the terms of the presentation with the speaker (including topic, travel and expenses, fees, etc.)
  • Fees listed are provided as guideline and are subject to change at the discretion of the speaker without notice to the Council.
  • Please click on a speaker name from the table below for more detail.
NameCliff Thorbes
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Phone(604) 684-0584
General Topics
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Herbs, growing and using
Sample topics
  • Horticultural Therapy/Therapeutic Horticulture
Speaker Profile

Cliff Thorbes is a Mental Health Instructor, Therapeutic Horticulturist, and Artist. His training is diverse and includes Horticultural Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management and Reflexology to name a few. He lives in the community of Eagle Harbour in West Vancouver, is an active member of the West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society and a volunteer with the Edible Garden Project.

Speaker's FeeNegotiable